Kate Winslet told a story about Alan Rickman's generosity, and it's amazing

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Kate Winslet has penned a moving tribute to Alan Rickman, following his death in January this year.

The pair worked together on Sense and Sensibility in 1995, and A Little Chaos, released in 2015.

She wrote in Entertainment Weekly that she was only 19 while filming Sense and Sensibility, and was “terrified of everything”.

Winslet writes of their first meeting, and says Rickman came across as “impossibly intimidating”. She wrote:

But really, he was always a great big softy. If there was one word I could use to really describe Al, it would be kind. He was so kind.

Winslet then writes:

At Al’s memorial, Juliet Stevenson told the story of how whenever Al would go out to supper and anyone else would try and pay, he would somehow have phoned ahead or slipped his credit card ahead of the meal so no one even got a look at the check.

She added to EW:

He'd just say, 'I've got two words for you: 'Harry Potter.' And he became known for doing that. What can you say buy thank you?

There's something in my eye.

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